OMAHA, Neb. — Combo guard Mitch Ballock has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Creighton University.
A 6-foot-4 guard from Eudora, Kan., Ballock is ranked as the nation’s No. 58 recruit by Rivals.com, No. 98 by ESPN and No. 107 by 247sports.com. The left-handed sharpshooter also had offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Indiana, Maryland and Oklahoma among others before committing to Creighton on Super Bowl Sunday in February.
“We are excited to add a player of Mitch’s caliber to Creighton,” said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott. “He has a high skill level, tremendous basketball IQ and is versatile enough to compete for immediate playing time. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to our program. Without a doubt, he has a bright future as a Bluejay!”
Ballock scored 40 points in his varsity debut as a freshman, averaging 21 points per game while helping Eudora High School win its first Class 4A-II state title later that same season.
As a sophomore, Ballock averaged 20 points, six rebounds and three assists per game while earning first team all-state accolades. He missed most of his junior season due to injury before returning late in the season and helping his team to the state quarterfinals. He is coached at Eudora by Kyle Deterding.
Ballock also plays on the AAU circuit for KC Run GMC and coach LJ Goolsby.
Ranked No. 22 nationally in the 2016-17 preseason Associated Press poll, Creighton opens the regular-season on Friday at 8:01 pm with a game against UMKC.